National management scheme for PRTRs
You have chosen to investigate setting up or improving your national management scheme for Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs). The objective of a national management scheme for PRTRs is to strengthen the capabilities of countries to track the amount of certain chemicals released to air, water and land and transferred off site that may pose a threat to human health and the environment. Collecting these data helps support informed decision-making by industry, government, non-governmental organizations and the public.
The management scheme elements are grouped into the following three categories:
- PRTR Initiation covers the steps and activities needed to design a PRTR system, gain support from decision makers, and to establish the PRTR.
- PRTR Operation covers steps and activities related to running a PRTR (e.g., staffing; collecting, reviewing, and disseminating data).
- Long Term Success covers expanding the benefits and activities of a PRTR and making future enhancements.